From one simple pattern make an infinite number of exciting vests. Ninety outstanding examples are showcased in full color, and can be re-created or used as inspiration. Start with the pattern provided - or purchase a plain vest - and let your imagination take over as you embellish and decorate to produce a fabulous, orginal piece of wearable art. Use applique, piping, braiding, fabric manipulation, paint, and hand and machine embroidery stitches. Add belts, pockets, ribbons, buttons, beads, sequins, and other special touches. All techniques are explained, along with guidance on choosing fabrics, materials, and equipment. Tips from professional designers will enable even beginners to get right to work. Whatever type of fashion you favor - simple or ornate, classic or funky - you'll be able to put together fantastic vests to jazz up your wardrobe.